It’s that time of year again…
A balmy summer is coming to an end, the party conference season is just beginning, and the New Statesman is teaming up with dozens of partners and sponsors to deliver a huge range of fringe events attracting some of the biggest names in parliament, politics and business. Last year we hosted over 35 events across three conferences, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders for hours of enlightening and intelligent discussion and debate. Hosting MPs and peers from all sides of the House, we've organised panels of experts, Q&As and drinks receptions that are at the cutting edge of the conference calendar.
After yet another year of upsets and volatility in the UK political scene, this year's conferences are set to be as exciting and unpredictable as any, and the New Statesman will be at the forefront, bringing together politicians and high-profile figures in local government, charities, NGOs and industry, to discuss the most pressing policy issues and political controversies of the day.
I wasn’t pro-independence when there was a referendum on it, but now I’m here I begin to see the attraction, especially as England seems to have gone mad.
As the KGB man tries to flee through a Moscow station, he is thwarted by crowds on their way to a pop concert, and thus I was almost responsible for the end of the world. Possibly.
Contrary to widespread misunderstanding, there is no offence of committing a “hate crime”.
The former Mail editor was a big beast of a Fleet Street that no longer exists. The very thought must make him very unhappy.
The reality is that the Labour leader is not a soft touch and the shadow chancellor is not haunted by his 1992 defeat.
A second referendum using a voting method that nobody understands would be a fitting end to the whole Brexit farce.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
Lennon, who has at some point in his life identified as white, describes himself as a “born-again African”.
Sapper Hiri left the British army expecting to receive his UK citizenship. But the Home Office decided that as he’d once received a speeding fine, he needed to be removed from Britain.
Gemma White’s probe into the treatment of MPs' staff will not name perpetrators nor investigate allegations. Instead, it will essentially duplicate the bullying inquiry that reported last month.